Stuttgart (dpa / lsw) - According to an evaluation, women in Baden-Württemberg still earn less than men on average. In 2022, the so-called gender pay gap averaged 6.08 euros per hour, as the State Statistical Office announced on Monday.
Different industries, professions and requirement levels as well as part-time work are the reasons for this, explained the authority on the international day of action for equal pay between men and women (Equal Pay Day) on March 7th.
Age also plays a role: up to the age of 20, women and men earn about the same, after that the difference in earnings begins to increase. According to the statistics, the birth of the first child in particular seems to play a decisive role. "While earnings stagnate for women after the age of 31, it increases for men up to the age of around 60," said the State Statistical Office.
With the adjusted gender pay gap, which eliminates structural differences between the gender groups, the difference in earnings in a comparable professional position and situation in Baden-Württemberg was seven percent in 2022 and remained almost unchanged compared to 2018.